News | January 27, 2023

Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe, 5-7 December, Stuttgart

Europe’s meeting place for industrial bonding professionals

Afera is a valued media partner for Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe, co-located with Foam Expo Europe, which returns to the Messe Stuttgart from 5-7 December 2023. As the continent’s largest, free-trade fair and conference for industrial bonding products and manufacturing, the event brings together the entire supply chain to explore new technologies, the ability to meet new business partners, and the chance to learn from thought leaders at the conference. Plus, with the addition of its co-located sister brand Foam Expo Europe, it provides visitors with the perfect opportunity for face-to-face collaboration. Registration will open in the Summer, so keep your eyes peeled.

Why attend?
Are you interested in generating a year’s worth of business connections in just 3 days? Then this is the show for you! At Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe, you will find over 180 industrial bonding and technical foam exhibitors from every stage of the supply chain to network with and get business done. Last year, 80% of visitors rated networking with exhibitors as a valuable show feature and almost 100% of attendees gained 15+ new business leads. Plus, you’ll have access to the networking reception and watch live demonstrations, so there will be plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with experts. In addition, you will be able to listen to senior-level professionals at the free conference, where you can access exclusive knowledge face-to-face. Key topics include sustainability, applications, manufacturing, supply chain disruptions and more.

“Face-to-face is nice for the empathy, to get your communication across but also to get your hands on the machinery. It is one thing to see it in a video, but to be able to see it and test it to see what is happening is what a show is really excellent for.”
Martin Buerger, Vice President, Enimac

Why exhibit?
Join industry-leading companies which signed up an entire year in advance to exhibit at Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2023. These huge brands include Nitto, Bostik, Lohmann Tapes, Gergonne, Adesia, A-B Tec GmbH, and Enimac Srl, to name a few. Exhibiting companies benefit from mass lead generation as 4,000+ tape and adhesive specialists will walk the show floor, with 70% of these attendees holding C+-suite titles and 90% being budget-holders. Can you name a better show for brand exposure? With the floor plan already at 78% capacity, it is important to secure your spot today at the largest expo for the industrial bonding supply chain.

“The show is good. It’s impressive to have lots of people coming up to our stand who know what they are searching for and are professional, skilled and have specific questions. It is great that we can show a sample and explain what it looks like face-to-face too.”
Jerome Alexandre, Director of Global Business Development, Bostik.

Why listen?
Attendees can also take in the free conference over 2 stages addressing important trends and challenges facing the technical foam, adhesives, and bonding sectors in Europe and worldwide. Areas of interest include supply chain disruptions, product traceability and risk mitigation. Main-stage themes usually involve industry megatrends, environmental sustainability, material properties, application development, logistics and manufacturing efficiency. On the second stage, topics such as material development and selection, and regulation and additives are usually covered.

“The conference enabled me to discover new developments.”
Miray Tanrıverdi, Market Strategy Application, Henkel

A successful 2022 in numbers

  • 4,400+ attendees from 25 countries.
  • 180+ exhibitors.
  • 21 hours of networking opportunities.
  • 15 hours of exclusive conference content
  • 54 expert speakers
  • 70% of exhibitors rebooked for 2023

Here’s why Afera members don’t want to miss Adhesives & Bonding Expo:

  1. Find new methods to test and improve your design process.
  2. Discover ways to reduce waste and maximise the efficiency of your production process.
  3. Gain knowledge of the latest application requirements from end-users.
  4. Negotiate and find cost-effective, reliable suppliers and business partners.
  5. Find ways to maximise consumer comfort, with a focus on the automotive sector.
  6. Spy on your competitors and find out what they might invest in.

Registration for Adhesives & Bonding Expo will open in the Summer, so please stay tuned.

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Source: Afera, The European Adhesive Tape Association